by Dan M | Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017

Classic to Start at 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday, Dec. 29th.
ESPN announced the 82nd Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will kick
off at 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday, Dec. 29th.
The last time the Classic kicked off on a Friday night was in 2014
when Missouri defeated Oklahoma State, 41-31. This year’s game will
mark the fifth time the Cotton Bowl has played on Friday night since
moving to AT&T Stadium in 2010.
It was announced in March that the Classic was moved to December
29th, which will be the earliest date the Cotton Bowl has been played
in the Classic’s 82-year history dating back to the game’s inception
in 1937, and only the third time the game has been played in December.
The Cotton Bowl was played on New Year’s Eve in 1966 (SMU vs.
Georgia), and the Classic hosted the College Football Playoff
Semifinal on December 31st in 2015 (Michigan State vs. Alabama).
“We have enjoyed great success historically playing the Classic
under the lights on Friday night,” said Jay McAuley, Chairman of the
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. “We are excited to have an exclusive
window on ESPN to showcase the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic to the
entire country. It should be a great battle of Top-10 teams.”
The Classic has sold out every year since moving to AT&T Stadium
in 2010. Fans interested in getting on the waiting list for tickets
can contact the Goodyear Cotton Bowl ticket office at 888.792.2695


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